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University Of Michigan Believes It Has Solved Housing Shortage

Aug 4, 2014

A shortage of on-campus housing at the University of Michigan appears to have been averted.

Credit http://housing.umich.edu/undergrad

University Housing spokesperson Peter Logan says they have started converting small lounge areas into additional rooms and are encouraging upper classmen to voluntarily move into off-campus apartments.

"We're cautiously optimistic that we have been able to identify and make spaces available for the number of incoming freshmen that we need to have," Logan says.

A record-breaking class of incoming students exceeded the school's housing projection.

The shortage initially left around 450 incoming freshmen without housing assignments.